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ClearBridge Energy MLP Total Return Fund Inc. Announces Private Placement of Preferred Stock

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ClearBridge Energy MLP Total Return Fund Inc. (the “Fund”) (NYSE:CTR) announced today that it completed a private placement of $70 million of fixed-rate Mandatory Redeemable Preferred Stock on March 26, 2015. Net proceeds from the offering will be used to make new portfolio investments and for general corporate purposes.

The table below summarizes the key terms of the offering.

Security

Aggregate
Amount

Shares

Rate

Liquidation
Preference

Term Redemption
Date

Mandatory Redeemable Preferred Stock
Series A $15 million 150 3.69% $100,000 3/26/20
Series B $12.5 million 125 4.07% $100,000 3/28/22
Series C $42.5 million 425 4.26% $100,000 3/26/24

For more information, please contact the Fund at 1-888-777-0102 or visit the Fund’s website at: www.lmcef.com. Hard copies of the Fund’s complete audited financial statements are available free of charge upon request.

The Fund is a non-diversified closed-end investment management company advised by Legg Mason Partners Fund Advisor, LLC (“LMPFA”) and sub-advised by ClearBridge Investments, LLC (“ClearBridge”). LMPFA and ClearBridge are wholly owned subsidiaries of Legg Mason, Inc. (“Legg Mason”).

Legg Mason is a global asset management firm with approximately $709 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2014. Legg Mason provides active asset management in many major investment centers throughout the world. Legg Mason is headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, and its common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: LM).

ClearBridge Energy MLP Total Return Fund Inc. is not sold or distributed by Legg Mason or any Legg Mason affiliate. Shares of the fund are bought and sold through non-affiliated broker/dealers and trade on nationally recognized stock exchanges.

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